The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 30, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 80, W5« The View from Here y IF YOU HAPPENED, by chance, to be in the vicinity of the Frisco Railroad depot Saturday afternoon at 3:20, you would've seen this: a long (but not too lean) figure unfold from a battered maroon heap that was once a Chevvy, and with a taut grip on his little black grip and the tails of his trench coat flapping in the Blytheville breeze, take out after the departing Sunnyland choo-choo arrowing in on Memphis town. We didn't crack any sprint-record tapes but we did make the train O.K. It was already moving •when we adroitly swung aboard, however. Unfortunately, other than an unreliable wristwatch, we're unable to come up with a satisfactory alibi for not keeping up with the always-prompt Frisco schedule. Because the trip was certainly premeditated. Object of our first visit to the Nation's Quietest Town was the night's basketball game between Arkansas and Ole Miss. As you know by now, the Porkers finished fast' and ran away from the Rebels, 85-69. Though we enjoyed the jaunt tremendously we were disappointed in one big item: the size of the crowd. Only 2,984 fans turned out to watch the show. We'd expected a bulging house. Especially since the first game between Southwestern and Wabash of Crawfordsville, Ind., figured to draw at least a dozen or two shouters. SOUTHWESTERN Lynx won the game, 68-62. NO DOUBT the forecast of bad weather conditions kept many cozy television sets humming in the Memphis area. At least that was the opinion of our host T. J. Foley Jr., of the Maxwell Associates, promoter of the games). He passed along information that there were nice turnouts from both osceola and Blytheville. But there was a myriad of other Arkansas hamlets represented, too ... if the sound of the tonsil-throbbers could be used »s a gauge. Of course, the Rebel backers really didn't have too much revel about. A couple of the home town faces we recognized belonged to Bill Btovall Jr., and Bryce Layson. Arkansas certainly did not look Hk* a quintet that would stun its coach (Glen Rose) by losing the first seven ball games on the schedule, regardless of the opposition. You wouldn't blow the bugles too noisly after Saturday night's first half but you could see the potential was there. They suffered some tough breaks on their easy shots. Scoring ace Manual Whttley (17-plus point per game average) was obviously rusty at the beginning of the game but he came around beautifully to reach 22 point*. Buddy Smith and Pete Butler showed well also with 17 and 13 totals respectively. But after reading the stories out of Fayetteville we believe the most underated porker is lanky Terry Day, 6-4 forward. We'd term him easily the most valuable player on the squad. He loped in 13 points. In addition, he played a remarkable floor game, was the Hog playmaker. He roamed the field gracefully and was a demon in the backward battle zones. He never lets up, has been averaging better than 15 points a game. Terry played high school ball for Magnolia. OLE MISS floored a team minus their star performer Joe Gibbon who'd injured an arm in a practice session. Local observers who had watched hsi performances in an earlier scrap with Arkansas State at Jonesboro came away unimpressed, but his 22- pVus average can't be overlooked. Still, his replacement Carlton Garner paced the Rebels with 17 points. The halftime score was a tight 34-31 in favor of the Porks. The Rebs stayed close for awhile in the next eight or ten minutes but finally they sputtered out of gas. And Arkansas sailed home. Ole Miss, by the way, is coached by Country Graham, the greatest basketball player ever to pound the state of Mississippi's hardwood . . . state's first Ail-American, One of the poineers of the one- handed hook shot, Country played the 1936-38 seasons and estab- blished 36 Southeastern Conference scoring records. Overheard: "Ole Graham could use a couple Grahams this year.' 1 There was no regularly scheduled between-games entertianment but the thin Saturday night crowd was nevertheless entertained. After a quartet of Negro porters had swept about half the floor in preparation for the main event, fans began pitching coins at the laborers in appreciation of their work. For five minutes porters scrambled, dove, leaped and rolled after the nuggets. Total amount of the "take" was not announced- The other half of the floor didn't get swept either. SCRAPS YOU may have missed: High School football player Prank Plegge from Little Rock Central was named on the K)T member All - American High School football tea mchosen by Scholastic Magazine. He was a tackle. . . . Brook Robinson, graduate of Little Rock Central less than a year ago, signed a 1956 contract with the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. He's a third baseman. Played for Piedmont (Class B) last year before' taking a trip to the bigtime with the Birds at season's end. O.K., no cracks. Baltimore IS the bigtime. (At least officially.) Hurricane Warning By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson returns from a three-month layoff to take on high-ranked Bob Baker Friday night at Madison Square Garden in an important heavyweight test. Although the Hurricane huffed* and puffed to no effect in losing to Jimmy Slade Oct. 2B explaining "I couldn't get my arms and legs working right," he currently is rated No. 3 among Rocky Mar- oiano's challengers with a 25-4-1 record. Baker ranks even higher, No. 1 under the National Boxing Assn., and No. 1. behind Archie Moore, in the Ring ratings. He lost plenty of prestige in a dull winning efforl aaignst Nino Valdes at Cleveland Dec. 9 although he plodded to his 13th straight victory. Carmine Fibre of Brooklyn and Gene P oirier of Niagara Falls N. Y., will try to top their exciting first match when they meet again tonight at St. Nicholas Arena New York. Du Mont will telecast. The two welters fought to a draw in 10 rounds Dec. 19 although Fiore Wfts a heavy favorite. The 26-year- old Brooklyn left hooker ha dbeen out of action for 13 months before whipping Rinzi Nocero Nov. 21. The Poirier scrap was his first important "comeback" fight. '''How They Drain Boat NEW YORK (NEAl— After surveying a cruiser from all angles at the National Motorboat Show, a carpenter got down on his nands snd knees and studied the under body intently. Arising and dusting off his trousers, he said to his companion: "I still don't understand how the devil they drain 'em." Harrison Girls Are Undefeated The Harrison High senior boys and girls trimmed Wonder City of West Memphis Saturday night. Richard Stokes paced the boys' victory with 18 points and Huey Long followed with 12. Final score was 52-49. In the girls' game Pearlie Mae Jones hit 17 as Harrison took their 13th straight win without a loss this season, 40-16. Margie Campbell contributed 13 for the winning; cause. Both teams play J. S. Phelix High at Marion tomorow night. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division Won Lost Pet Philadelphia 29 15 Boston 26 19 New York 22 22 Syracuse 20 25 Western Division Port Wayne 26 Rochester 20 Minneapolis 19 St. Louis 17 Sunday's Results New York 99, Syracuse 96 (overtime) Boston 112, Rochester 103 Fort Wayne 89, Philadelphia 85 St. Louis 114, ^finneapolis 107 18 27 27 26 Fisher Plans More 'Sub' Combat Duty mates and loosed a iittle better. While the Blytheville High Chickasaws were dropping their fifth Big Eight contest at Little Rock Saturday, night, Coach Jimmy Fisher was already mapping future plans that would include much more combat for his bench boys. The regulars, in the entire first they took the cue with their bench quarter against, the Tigers,' could only tally an anemic four points. Abbott flipped in the first Blytheville score with a free throw after three minutes had elapsed and it required another four minutes before Jimmy Bratcher could spike one from the floor. For the Chicaksaws it was their iorest showing of the season. Fi- AX-IDENT—Looking over the fishing prospects in a small lake near St. Louis, Jack Diefenbact noticed this 5-foot 10-inch, 70 pound catfish under the ice He gave it the ax. Lepanto Takes Osceola OSCEOLA — Osceola's Seminoles couldn't hit from the free throw ine and thus were unable to cope with a hard-playing Lepanto . team which walked away with a 57-53 Victory here Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for Coach Austin Banner's Seminoles and both were lost at the; free throw line. In a preliminary game Osceola's juniors thumped Lepanto by a 32-20 count. CV/7/e Falls At Sikeston, Plays Cooter CARUTHERSVILLE -j After losing at Sikeston Friday j night. Caruthersville's Tigers prac- j tice today for their encounter at) Deering tomorrow night. [ Elsewhere, Tuesday night, Bragg | City goes to Cooter, Hornersville' journeys to Steele, and Hayti travels to Braggadocio. Sikeston's Bulldogs downed the Tigers 84-48 after taking a 64-35 B game win. Sikeston led 38-18 at halftime in the A game. High point men were Don Keller with 22 for Sikeston and Gerald Clayton with 17 for Caruthersville. The Bulldogs led midway through the preliminary contest was 28-10. High B game scorers were Bohanon with 15 foe Sikeston and Collins with 8 for Caruthersville. A GAME CaruthersviHe Pos. Sikeston Clayton, 17 F ... Taylor, 17 Edgerton, 6 F ... Monroe, 13 Patterson, 4 .... C .... Keller, 22 Bartholomew, 9 . G Bobo, 18 Green, 7 G Moore, 8 Subs: Caruthersville — Michie 3, Cook 2, White. Sikeston — Bonifield 2, Nickens 2, Lambert 2, Warfield, Jolly, Horwell, Oenis. po. nal score, 59-52. New T«am Coach Pisher suostituted an entire new team at the start of the second quarter. Although they only worked together as a unit for three minutes, they played well and livened things up for the Chicks. The Chickasaw B Team, coached by Hank Prince, and Coach John Kohlus' Junior High Papooses, will meet Manila at Haley Haley Field Gym in a basketball doubleheader tonight. First whistle blows at 6:45. Each played man on the reserve well although Fisher unit particularly pleased with the efforts of Robert White and David Holt. They'll see much more action in the remaining games on the schedule. When the 'regulars' resumed control of things on the floor again Eddie Waitkus Quits Baseball PHILADELPHIA tfl — Eddie Waitkus, one. of. major league baseball's better first basemen during his 13-year career in the big time, has quit the game to accept a job with a trucking firm . .Waitkus, 35. released by the Philadelphia Phillies at the end of the 1955 season, has accepted an offer from another ex - major league first baseman, Buddy Hassett, to join Eastern Freight ways Inc. today. Hassett, who played for the Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, is vice president of the firm. Doris Knechtges of Detroit has rolled a 700 series four times. Her. last was 727 on games of 226,' 234 and 267. Lew Hood Cops Aussie Crown BRISBANE. Australia <fi — I Hoad won Australia's tennis championships today by overpowering Ken Rosewall 6-4, 3-6 6-4. 7-5 in j a singles finals that turned into a j real grudge match between Aus-' trail's erstwhile tennis twins. Both of the court aces, who brought the Davis Cup back to Australia in 1955, wanted to win for professional reasons, since they i gave U. S. promoter Jack Kramer j a big no late last year and this i was the first big national championship of 1956. Victories today. at Wimbledor- and in the U. S. cahmpionships would mean move money for a player who wants to turn pro. HIS BOY—Harry Craft, left, and Mickey Mantle get together at a banquet in Joplin, Mo. The Yankees' star broke in under Craft with Independence, of the Class D Kansas- Oklahoma-Missouri League in 1949 and Joplin of the Class C Western Association in '50. ;^fo" Seli^-'To Buy''' REAL ESTATE r •-< • •"* • ~ TERRY PO-2-2381 Attention: Rental Property Owners Oi Blytlieville and Nearby Towns For quick action, If you have rental housing available, please- call the Blytheville Air Force Base Housing Section at the following number and give information such as the location, number of rooms, rent, etc., on the property: POplar 3-3931 Extension 791 (If you call before 8 fn the morning or after 4:30 in the afternoon, call POplar 3-3931 and ask for Extension 462). The information thus given will be immediately passed on to families moving here who need rental housing and may enable you to have your property occupied quickly and with a minimum of trouble and expense on your part. (This advertisement is published as a public service by The Blytheville Real Estate Board) The local team crammed in points In this frame and drew within four points of Little' Rock at intermission time. But they followed with another feeble eight minutes, netting a mere eight points and went into ;he last stanza on the abbreviated end of a 37-29 score . The Chicks wound up the play BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 30 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match JACK LASKIN, HERB LARSON and JOE WELCH y $j CHARRO AZTEC, JOE McCARTHY and the MAD MEXICAN .M Mlnutt Tim* Umlt — Btst 2 out of S fulls Adultt 50c — Children 15c Also 2 1-Fall Matches 30 Minute Time Limit LASKIN vs. MEXICAN AZTEC vs. LARSON WELCH vs. MCCARTHY Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone ,<Mfi62 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-45S7 with an excellent display of 23 points but they had crippled themselves too severely earlier to get close enough to cause any trouble. 10 for Bratcher Bratcher starting in place of Bobby Jones, shared scoring honors with "Freddy Akers. Both collected 10 points. Jones, hitting 7 free throws, tallied nine points. Fred Hodges scored Seven times before fouling out. The Chickasaws registered a poor 26 percent of their field goal attempts. Little Hock hit 37 per cent. Blytheville made only 28 of 49 free throws, their opponnets 25 of 37. Larry Whitley, 16 points, and Harry Vines, 15 led the Tiger attack. Coach Fisher said most Big Eight coaches agreed this was the first time in the loop that there hasn't been a really outstanding team. "Usually," he said, "there have been at least one or two opwer- houses." Little Rock is in the driver's seat but they have had more than their share of tight squeezes. And Pine Bluff, pre-season choice, dropped another tilt/ over the weekend to lightly regarded El Dorado. The Chicks play Texarkana. there, this Thursday and Friday. Fisher, in addition to the shuffling of his lineup, also plans to operate with a new offensive strategy in the upcoming brawls. He'll be mapping the new attack in some rugged workouts this week. | Blytheville Pos. Little Rock! Abbott, 4 F Smith, 4 San Francisco's Dons Should Finish Regular Schedule with 51-0 By ED WILK8 The Associated PreM Will success spoil the San Francisco Dons? It's not likely. But that's about the only thing that figures to trouble the all-winning Dons until they put their major college basketball championship on the line in March in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Phil Woolpert's club has leveled everything in sight, ringing up 40 straight victories for an all- time major college record. And the 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule wouldn't scare your timid Aunt Minnie. What's more, top - ranked San Francisco now is really all alone atop the national rankings. ~ ton, which gave tne uons at Day- least token opposition for the No. 1 spot while rolling to a 14-0 mark, was chopped down by Louisville 66-64 in overtime last weekend. Weak' Sister All that stands between the Dons and a 51-0 record are the weak sisters of their California Basketball Assn.—San Jose State (tabbed as victory No. 41 tomorrow night). Santa Clara, College of the Pacific and the like. The Dons never' ran into anybody quite like the California Bears, who became victim No. 40 Saturday, 33-24. A stalling game by the Bears prevented the Dons from scoring more than one field goal in the second half, but it couldn't prevent the inevitable and San Francisco smashed the 39- game record hung up by Long Island U. in 1935-37 and matched by Seton Hall four years later. The Dons open against the Pacific. Coast Conference champ in the NCAA's F,T West regionals at Corvallls. Ore., March 16. UCLA is the likely PCC winner. The Bruins—last to beat the Dons (a decision already reversed) —• are 4-0 and have a two-game test of power slated this weekend with Washington, tied for second with Southern alifornia at 5-1. Other Hopefuta Other hopefuls seeking NCAA berths return to the task tonight oftpr laynffs for exams. Illinois (4-0) gets "back to the Big Teh race against Minnesota with a chance to tighten its first - place grip. Kansas State, tied with Colorado and Kansas at 3-1, can edge into the Big Seven lead against Oklahoma. State and Colorado have at it Saturday, with Kansas meeting fourth-place Iowa State. Kentucky looks for a "comeback" in the Southeastern Conference against Georgia Tech tonight after Vanderbilt dumped the Wildcats 81-73 Saturday. Vandy is high with 6-0. Alabama is 4-0, Kentucky 4-1. North Carolina (8-1) can gain a good hold on the Atlantic. Coast Conference lead by beating runner- up Duke (6-1) Saturday. West Virginia (6-1) can do the same in the Southern Conference by defeating X'lrginia Military tonight and Richmond Saturday. Milo Savage, who boxed Eduardo Lausse to a draw, worked in Utah copper mines for three years. Daniels, 2 Hodges, 7 Akers, 10 Bratcher, 10 F C a G Russell Vines, 15 Whitley, 16 Wiggins, 1 Substitutions: Blytheville—Jones, 9, Holt, 6, White, 4, Slay ton. Thomas. Little Rock—Robinson, Day, 2, Venable 12, Thompson, Moore, 3. Read Courier News Classified Ads Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 - Own Your Own Home Own your own home and pay less each month than you are now paying for rent. This is the offer that we make to you. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. These homes are complete with all fixtures Including bathroom, kitchen sinks and hot water heater. 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